The Membership Covenant
MEMBERSHIP CONFESSION, COMMITMENT AND COVENANT

A member of the Free Methodist Church, trusting in the enablement of the Holy Spirit and seeking the support
of the other members of the church, makes the following confession and commitments as a covenant with the
Lord and the church.


THE MEMBERSHIP COVENANT

We confess Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.  By faith, we walk with Him.  We commit ourselves to know Him
in His full sanctifying grace.

AS REGARDS GOD
      
  • As God’s people, we reverence and worship Him.

  • We commit ourselves to cultivate habits of Christian devotion, submitting to mutual accountability,
    practicing private and corporate prayer, studying the Scriptures, attending public worship, and
    partaking of Holy Communion;

  • We commit ourselves to observe the Lord’s Day, setting it apart for worship, renewal, and service;

  • We commit ourselves to give our loyalty to Christ and the church, refraining from any alliance which
    compromises our Christian commitment.

      This we do, by God’s grace and power.


AS REGARDS OURSELVES AND OTHERS
      
  • As a people, we live wholesome and holy lives and show mercy to all, ministering to both their physical
    and spiritual needs.

  • We commit ourselves to be free from habits and attitudes that defile the mind and harm the body, or
    promote the same;

  • We commit ourselves to respect the worth of all persons as created in the image of God;

  • We commit ourselves to strive to be just and honest in all our relationships and dealings.

      This we do, by God’s grace and power.


AS REGARDS THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOD
      
  • As a people, we honour and support the God-ordained institutions of family, state, and church.

  • We commit ourselves to honour the sanctity of marriage and the family;

  • We commit ourselves to value and nurture children, guiding them to faith in Christ;

  • We commit ourselves to seek to be responsible citizens, and to pray for all who lead.

      This we do, by God’s grace and power.

AS REGARDS THE CHURCH

  • As God’s people, we express the life of Christ in the world.

  • We commit ourselves to contribute to unity in the church, cultivating integrity, love, and understanding
    in all our relationships;

  • We commit ourselves to practice the principles of Christian stewardship, for the glory of God and the
    growth of the church;

  • We commit ourselves to go into our world and make disciples.

      This we do, by God’s grace and power.